Brazil Brasilia Mission
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Elder Eric Maughan
July 2006 - July 2008

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Eric's itinerary has arrived! He will be flying into the Albany NY airport, arriving at 10:25 am on Wednesday, July 2, 2008. We're excited!!

Lots of new pictures today. Check them out here. (04/28/08)

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POUCH MAIL IS BEING DISCONTINUED FOR ALL MISSIONARIES SERVING IN BRAZIL. All mail must be sent directly to the mission office. (See Contact Information link)

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(excerpts from e-mail sent 21 April 2008)

Hey guys!

How is everything? That’s cool that you went down to Salem, I hope you had a great time. And that everyone misses me and feels the desire to write me letters ;) There are, of course, only 72 days left for me to get these letters, thanks for the exact number, mom. And, I’ll probably only be in Brasilia maybe 3 times for the rest of the mission, which is rather nice. This week (thursday) is zone conference, and we’re quite excited. Isolation is fun, but as a missionary you’re already isolated from the world, and isolation from the world and then from the other missionaries gets to you, haha. But life is good!

Nothing new and exciting worth reporting today, sorry if you had high expectations. We’re learning a lot, working a lot, having little luck (although that word doesn’t really mean anything), but it’s a good time. I believe that the rainy season is ending, although I also thought that last week, and just to prove me wrong the rain came in hordes and flooded our house 3 times. But now I think I’m right. Maybe. I prefer sun to rain when it comes to missionary work, although in both cases you’d rather not be out walking. It’s a good mental exercise.

What else is going on here…. We’re having a great time getting to know the members of the branch here. They’re all really incredible. We live about 250 miles from the nearest stake, which is hard. But we all work like crazy to get things done. It’s amazing to see the sacrifice and growth that the branch here has gone through.

I asked my companion what else exciting happened this week, and he thinks the coolest may be our hitchhiking and singing while walking down the street. I’ve been doing a little bit of thinking about my future (like, P-day, and then I forget until the next P-day), and still have no clue what I want to do. But there’s plenty of time to figure that all out. I’m rather interested in doing some triathlons when I get back, I just need to learn how to swim. But that’s about as far as I get when I think about my future… ;)

Alright, that’s the news from here. Thanks for everything, and keep up the good work! Love you guys!